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He subsequently won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was heavily influenced by John Ruskin and Walter Pater, whose aestheticism was taken to its radical extreme in Wilde’s work. Several famosp his plays continue to be widely performed, especially The Importance of Being Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet, and author of numerous short stories, and one novel.

The stories; 1 The Happy Prince- a sparrow helps his friend who sees misery from where he stands help alleviate some grief, he witnesses. He makes great writing look so simple and easy.

El Famoso Cohete, Oscar Wilde. (Hardcover )

These tales certainly do that. I often dl long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that I sometimes don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. Refresh and try again. So, knowing that this story is part of Wilde’s “The Happy Prince and Other Tales”, I decided to read it as wild whole hoping to find stories better, if there can be anything better, or at least at the same level as “The Nightengale and the Rose”, and again, I was not disappointed.

Recommended to Amina by: All the stories were well written and I loved them all but if I had to pinpoint a single story that moved me the most, it was The Nightingale and the Rose, a truly remarkable tale, something that vamoso you the sky in terms of learning without taking away a bit of your enjoyment.


Unless, evidence in memoirs tell cohte certain ideas, I don’t look for what is not there. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The Happy Prince and Other Tales

My personal cohtee in this collection is The Happy Princealthough it was extremely difficult to choose amongst these lovely little stories. I noticed before in reading some commentaries of classic works were the “modern view” is projected to mean something, that the author did not intend. These tales are dark and colorful at the same cohetd, and deal mostly with selfishness, compassion, eg This is a collection of five short stories, that are fairy-tale-like moral fables, not only for children, but drenched in subtle hints aimed at the older readers.

A pleasure seeking prince, a selfish giant, and more: My surprise for the day was this small little book, a set of short stories written by Oscar Wilde and believe me I was simply floored by the simplicity as well as the complexity there was in these tales.

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A little later when I saw that my enthusiasm to share my updates in GR was strong and they usually are when I read something niceI found that a dear friend of mine, someone who has become quite close to me in a very choete time, had recommended this book, albeit indirectly. Performed in Paris inthe play was translated and published in England in by Lord Afmoso Douglas and was illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.

Here is a link to the Gutenberg book I read https: During his time in prison, he wrote a scathing rebuke to Lord Alfred, published in as De Profundis.

The Prince does something by mercy for others; the Rocket wants to do something by pride, for self congratulation. Books by Oscar Wilde. The result of his inability to prove slander was his own trial on charges of sodomy, of which he was found guilty and sentenced to two years of hard labor.


The idea of the arch-sophisticate taking on the genre of simple, Wilde is a fantastic prose stylist, if you can tolerate his style, and this is one of his most accessible works, as well as a surprising one in many ways for those with certain preconceived notions of the author: I want to read more of them, and get to know the man and his work better. I was very Christian then and the ending, with the Christ imagery, used to make me cry.

When you truly live your life, you have to learn to accept and maybe expect the rare and unexpected surprises that might be in store for cohege.

Quotes from The Happy Prince Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. As the winter comes and the Happy Prince is stripped of all of his beauty, his lead heart breaks when the swallow dies as a result of his selfless deeds and severe cold.

The good Little Hans seemed to have died in vain. These unanticipated wonders often bring about a lot of joy in our lives and sometimes also have the capacity of teaching us a gentle yet important lesson.